TNS464  14/08/2016 – We have been very busy!
We did anchor at Wilson’s Promontory, at Refuge Cove, Wednesdsay night at
10.35  amongst gale force winds and cold rain. The strong westerlies were
Thursday saw many of us making use of the opportunity to abandon ship and
try out our land legs. The crew were fantastic in their skill at getting
many, including a wheelchair safely over to the sandy beach and gum
sprinkled bush….with packed lunches. Jon just had to dive into the water,
since it was there, boxers are not that different from togs are they?
Late afternoon Thursday we pulled anchor and made our way to Flinders at the
mouth of Western Port Bay, arriving there about sunset on Friday. On the way
we saw dolphins and fur seals.
After a dinner of delicious fish, chips, mushy peas, tartar sauce we settled
down to a well thought out Trivia night in which my watch deserved to win as
we did not cheat.
Saturday we were close enough to Port Phillip Bay, where we were expected at
the entrance to meet a pilot boat that we had a chance to sail away south
after climbing the rigging to loosen the gaskets.
Shiver me timbers.
Sailed during the day and motored back last night as the wind was strong and
against us.
The pilot boarded just outside the rip of the entrance to Port Phillip Bay
at 6am and we are having a glorious sail/motor into Williamstown, expected
to arrive by 2pm. Boats have come out to welcome us and the Mayor of
Melbourne will be at the dock, as well as a celebratory sausage sizzle,
hopefully with onions and tomato sauce.
Aft Starboard Kathryn Robin Alex Jimbo Jon Jill Wallii and Matt.